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Construction industry faces worker shortage

FORT MYERS, Fla. – The construction industry is sounding the alarm that it is in the grips of a worker shortage.  The matter is so serious that some companies are turning away work because they can’t meet the demand. It’s the latest problem the industry has had to confront including a shortage in lumber and air conditioning units and parts. Leland Osborne can have his pick of jobs right now in the construction industry. “I started out working in our sheet metal shop,” Osborne said. “I worked out there for about a year and a half.” He currently...

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Labor shortage crisis cripples some SWFL businesses

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A labor shortage crisis is crippling some businesses in Southwest Florida. Simply put, there are more jobs than workers. Some people are blaming that on the $1,200 a month in federal unemployment that is set to end. The job placement firm Career Source warns that ending unemployment funds won’t solve the labor shortage. Employment experts reveal the problem is much more complex. The worker shortage crisis is affecting more than just businesses. It’s affecting employees too.   Bubba’s Roadhouse and Saloon employees like many in the industry are working...

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